On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1866

  • Apr 1 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • Apr 1 Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar/teacher/social activist

Person of interestJ. B. M. Hertzog

Apr 3 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General and Prime Minister (1924-39), born in Wellington, South Africa (d. 1942)

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • Apr 4 George P Baker, American educator and playwright (47 Workshop), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1935)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities)
  • Apr 11 Carla Ford, wife of industrialist Henry Ford
  • Apr 11 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, born in Beaufort, Australia (d. 1953)

Person of interestButch Cassidy

Apr 13 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1908)

  • Apr 14 Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts (d. 1936)
  • Apr 17 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (Frank-Starling law of the heart), born in London (d. 1927)
  • Apr 19 Henri Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), born in Amsterdam (d. 1939)
  • Apr 20 Victor Hollaender, German composer, born in Leobschutz, Silesia (d. 1940)
  • Apr 22 Hans von Seeckt, German general and advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, born in Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig, German Confederation (d. 1936)